Sunday, December 15, 2013

Blog Tour Guest Post and #Giveaway: Main Attraction by Ava O'Shay



Jessica Hunter lost her heart and her husband at the same time. He died, and she discovered his infidelities, leaving her a shattered mess.
Five years later, Jessica still isn’t interested in a relationship. That is, until she meets sexy, lead actor Penn Jackson on the set of a popular tween movie—and her life gets turned upside down. Swept away by Penn’s carefree attitude, she lets him into her heart—and her bed—even though Penn warns her that being with him will change her life.
Penn’s warning doesn’t mean much to her. But when his publicist begins a campaign to get rid of her, and a trip to the emergency room turns into a tabloid explosion, she doesn’t just lose her anonymity, but also her job. Now, Jessica will have to choose between the man she loves and the life she’s always known.

You can add Main Attraction to your to-read list on Goodreads.

Main Attraction is published by Entranced Publishing.

Guest Post:

I asked Ms. O'Shay to tell us about the process of developing her story all the way until it is published.  Here's what she said:

The journey for Main Attraction has been different than the other books I have written.  Main Attraction started after I attended a Twilight convention with my niece.  It was a funny idea just bopping around in my head.  Then I wrote it for fun.  When my other books were picked up by Entranced Publishers I sent Main Attraction off on a whim.  They liked the concept but weren't happy with the direction the story went in the middle so asked for some revisions.  In hide sight I am so glad they did.  The story developed into something I like a lot better and there storyline revision turned into a bigger revision than I think either of us expected, but it turned out great.  I was on vacation when I got the deadline for revisions, which has been a theme for my publishing career so far and I wrote on my notebook laptop while in the car.  Because I did so much revision at this stage there wasn't much more to do when my editor sent it back.  A few tweaks here and there and story lines that needed to be firmed up so it made sense.  And then off it went to get looked at by the head honchos and eventually back to fix again.  That happens about three more times, each time mistakes are found and fixed until hopefully it is a clean manuscript and ready to be put out there.  Main Attraction had a title change early on and I got the cover art before I was done with revisions so it is a crazy ride but aside from deadline stress...a blast!

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Penn’s free hand came up and brushed my jaw. I reached for the towel, trying to control the rush of heat he was causing. When I brushed against his hand, electricity charged through me.
I saw it coming. I hadn’t been with a man in five years, but this might as well been a neon sign. The kiss was definitely not a surprise and I could have stopped it. But I didn’t. I wanted it so bad I had to restrain myself from throwing myself at him. His eyes darkened, his head tilted, his hand slipped around my jaw, and then my neck, pulling my mouth to his. A power pulsed and tingled from my lips before his lips hovered over mine.
“Stop me now if you don’t want this,” he whispered.
My hands moved to lightly rest on his chest and our mouths came together. His touch was feather-light at first, testing to see if I would push away. He leaned back and looked into my eyes, searching for an answer to his unspoken question, “Was this okay?”
A smile of embarrassment tugged at my mouth. I tried to drop my head, but his hand held me where I was, his thumb caressing circles on my cheek. He brought his mouth to mine again, asking for more. He slid his other arm around my back and pulled my hips against him. His lips opened slightly, his tongue explored. I could taste the rich beer he’d been drinking. The moan I suppressed earlier escaped my throat.
I pushed back and turned away from him, straightening my shirt nervously. I fanned myself with my hand, babbling. “I’m sorry. I don’t know what came over me.” I refused to look at him and I headed for the door. “I’m sorry. This is a mistake. I don’t do this.”

About the Author:

Ava O'Shay grew up in the north Seattle area but now resides on a hill in the heart of the city so she can be inspired by the sights and sounds of the Seattle waterfront. She loves the outdoors and gets most of her inspiration during long bike rides and kayaking adventures with family, friends, and her three dogs which she loves like children. She can be found on the balcony of her home, wrapped in warm sweater people watching in the winter and enjoying the concerts at the Seattle Center in the summer, while typing on her pink computer.

You can find and contact Ava O’Shay here:

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